- Södertörn University
- Social Science, Journalism
|Work history||2003-2007 - various media outlets (press and radio) in Lithuania, journalist, reporter
2007-2008 - professional journalist in analytical news magazine "Veidas", Lithuania
2009-2010 - journalist, book author for a documentary biography book about the famous Lithuanian violinist Raimundas Katilius (funded by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture). published 2010
2009-2014 foreign free-lance correspondent from Scandinavia to Lithuania, "Veidas", and the biggest Daily newspaper "Lietuvos rytas"
2013-2014 - strategic communication intern at Novonordisk, Denmark
2013-2014. research assistant for a crisis Communication project at Lund University
|Study history||2003-2007, BA in Journalism, Vilnius University, Lithuania
2007-2009, MA in Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, Vilnius University, Lithuania
2011-2014, MSc in Strategic Communication, Lund University, Sweden
August 2014 - PhD student in Journalism, Södertörn University, Sweden
Formal and informal relations between journalists and political leaders Lithuania and Sweden
This PhD study aims to understand how journalists and their political sources use informal relations with each other in their work, as well as how the presence of these relations enable and limit their professional choices. Both journalists and politicians are dependent on each other: journalists through politicians seek access to information, politicians through journalists seek publicity. On one hand, access to the network of informal sources is a professional asset for a journalist covering politics. On the other hand, political sources, directly or not, might exercise their informal power by trying to influence media content or attempting to promote or downplay certain messages or names.